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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Sounds intriguing, but I don't get it.
It's a giant rubber band that snaps around the hatch and fills in the gap between the deck flange and the hatch top - the slot that sheets can hang up on.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Here is my dinghy seat "upholstered" with a piece of Sunbrella fabric. I used contact cement to attach the fabric. It turned out so well that I think I will use the same method (contact cement) to make cockpit cushions for the mother ship. It's a lot quicker and easier than sewing, uses less material, and creates a perfectly smooth cushion top.






And here is a varnished rowing seat for my other sailing dinghy:


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I especially like the "port" and starboard" signage, great for newbies and forgetful drunks alike!
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A few projects

I am very excited to have completed my folding table project. We desperately needed some extra counter space. Thanks to BLJones for the inspiration! I used edge grain fir, with a teak fiddle around the edge.
Fir about $10
Teak, recycled door frame, free
stain about $7
SS piano hinge, $15
Brass catch to keep it closed, $5 I think
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I managed to get a good colour match to the exsiting wood. The teak trim comes down far enough so that when it is folded down you cannot see the legs.



I stumbled across a piece of raw silk at the thrift shop, $20, so I made curtains with some of it. They are designed so that they can be in place when the ports are open as well. Thanks to someones blog for the inspiration on this one. They are on a piece of doweling, $5, with a small bungee strap, $10, to hold them on. So $35 for 8 curtains. The bungee just slides over the port. I don't really like the look of fixed curtains so this works well for me. When I don't want them up they can be stowed.


I made cushion covers with the rest of the material.

I also made covers for our lifesling and stern tie reel. I got some canvas at the boaters exchange for $10, zippers at the thrift shop, 25 cents, the strapping is from a lift of lumber and the plastic buckle is scavenged from a broken packsack. And I still have enough canvas to make 2 lee cloths.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Y'know, we gotta make some sorta delineation or demarcation between West Coast Low-buck and East Coast Low-buck. Y'all west coasters use clear fir and raw silk, while us east coasters use Sunbrella remnants and doorskin.
Roll how you roll... but keep rolling low-buck.
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Y'know, we gotta make some sorta delineation or demarcation between West Coast Low-buck and East Coast Low-buck. Y'all west coasters use clear fir and raw silk, while us east coasters use Sunbrella remnants and doorskin.
Roll how you roll... but keep rolling low-buck.
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I use both on the west coast
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I am very excited to have completed my folding table project. We desperately needed some extra counter space. Thanks to BLJones for the inspiration! I used edge grain fir, with a teak fiddle around the edge.
Fir about $10
Teak, recycled door frame, free
stain about $7
SS piano hinge, $15
Brass catch to keep it closed, $5 I think
Being friends with the high school shop teacher, priceless!



I managed to get a good colour match to the exsiting wood. The teak trim comes down far enough so that when it is folded down you cannot see the legs.



I stumbled across a piece of raw silk at the thrift shop, $20, so I made curtains with some of it. They are designed so that they can be in place when the ports are open as well. Thanks to someones blog for the inspiration on this one. They are on a piece of doweling, $5, with a small bungee strap, $10, to hold them on. So $35 for 8 curtains. The bungee just slides over the port. I don't really like the look of fixed curtains so this works well for me. When I don't want them up they can be stowed.


I made cushion covers with the rest of the material.

I also made covers for our lifesling and stern tie reel. I got some canvas at the boaters exchange for $10, zippers at the thrift shop, 25 cents, the strapping is from a lift of lumber and the plastic buckle is scavenged from a broken packsack. And I still have enough canvas to make 2 lee cloths.

Fabulous Frugality. You're like an order of magnitude cheaper than me, and I am freakin' cheap!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I'm struggling to paint the deck, and re-bed all the deck hardware. These pretty projects are making me twitchy. Removable curtains are a great idea.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Fabulous Frugality. You're like an order of magnitude cheaper than me, and I am freakin' cheap!




Trust me we spend plenty of money on our boat!!!!!! Just got away cheaply on these projects. All the other projects will not even come close to qualifying for this thread.


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Just finished reading all 39 pages...amazing thread

Bljones you do some fine work...now I have to start reading Dock Six ...
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